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NYPD offering $1K reward for tips on illegal fireworks as Fourth of July approaches

An off-duty NYPD officer is in custody after allegedly shooting her girlfriend and another woman who were in bed together. (Bernhard Richter/Dreamstime/TNS)

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone possessing or distributing fireworks on Staten Island.

According to a post Monday on Twitter by the NYPD’s 120th Precinct: “Fireworks are illegal! If you use fireworks, you or someone else can get seriously hurt.”

Authorities warned that they can seize a person’s vehicle or close a business in connection with a fireworks arrest.

To report a crime in progress involving fireworks, residents should call 911. To provide information, they can call 311.


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